Master of Laws (LL.M.) Law (Thesis) Program By McGill University |Top Universities

McGill University

Main campus, Montreal, Canada
  • QS World University Rankings
    =27
  • Degree LLM
  • Study Level Masters
  • Study Mode On Campus
  • Course Intensity Full Time
  • Fees(CAD) 43000-
  • Scholarships Yes
  • Start date Sep

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The LL.M. thesis program is geared toward students who wish to continue their legal education primarily through research, as the program concentrates on the production of a 30,000-word thesis, as well as some graduate-level coursework.

The 45-credit LL.M. program, thesis option, is a research-intensive graduate program focused on developing research interests into a thesis project under the supervision of a faculty member. Graduate level courses on theoretical and methodological approaches to legal writing complement the research work and thesis completion process, and courses in specific areas of knowledge related to the candidate's research interests complete the program's credit requirements. LL.M. candidates may be associated with the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism, the Quebec Research Centre of Private and Comparative Law, the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy, or one of the specialized Research Chairs at the Faculty of Law.

About University

Based in Montreal, McGill University ranks among Canada's most prestigious universities, attracting thousands of international students from over 150 countries every year, and the highest percentage of PhD students of any Canadian research university. McGill University owes its reputation to its 50 research centers and institutes, 400+ programs, rich history and thriving alumni network of 250,000 people around the globe.
Graduates are highly sought after by employers, with the following percentages of graduates in education or employment two years after graduation:

  • 81% of art graduates
  • 95% of engineering graduates
  • 91% of medicine graduates
  • 84% of science graduates
  • 92% of all PhD respondents  


Montreal also came first in the QS Best Student Cities 2017, a ranking of the most student-friendly cities around the world. Both safe and affordable, Montreal is infused with art and different cultures. Of its 3.5 million residents, 800,000 were born overseas and 220,000 are engaged in higher education. Rental costs here are significantly lower than in other major university cities, while many international institutes, pharmaceutical firms, financial companies, and aeronautical firms are based here, providing ample employment opportunities for students.
If, like 32% of McGill University’s graduate students, you are international, you are strongly urged to apply for any scholarships you may be eligible for, including any of these six international fellowships

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